Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1830, 1832)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1830. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35547/19]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

1832. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when decisions will be taken on the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35557/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1830 and 1832 together.

In July 2018, I published the Report of the Group Established to Review the Operation of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. The recommendations in the report of the Review Group involve issues that are complex and it has been necessary to take some time to take advice and consider them in detail. That said, a number of recommendations are more administrative in nature and these are currently being progressed at official level.

A report is being prepared under section 7 of the Gender Recognition Act 2015, in response to the review, and I expect to be in a position to lay it before the Houses of the Oireachtas in the near future.

Question No. 1831 answered with Question No. 1769.
Question No. 1832 answered with Question No. 1830.